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Nature quotes (54)

Where man is not nature is barren.
Proverb   Category: Nature

To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Nature

Nature is not cruel pitilessly indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil neither cruel nor kind but simply callous indifferent to all suffering lacking all purpose.
Richard Dawkins   Category: Nature

To a lady who said that a landscape reminded her of his work: Yes madam Nature is creeping up.
James McNeil Whistler   Category: Nature

What I know of the divine science and Holy Scriptures I learnt in woods and fields.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux   Category: Nature

As well expect Nature to answer to your human values as to come into your house and sit in a chair.
Henry Beston   Category: Nature

Nature abhors a vacuum.
Francois Rabelais   Category: Nature

Nature is no spendthrift but takes the shortest way to her ends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Nature

Why Madam do you know there are upward of thirty yards of bowels squeezed underneath that girdle of your daughters? Go home and cut it; let Nature have fair play and you will have no need of my advice.
John Abernethy   Category: Nature

For man autumn is a time of harvest of gathering together. For nature it is a time of sowing of scattering abroad.
Edwin Way Teale   Category: Nature

Nature provides a free lunch but only if we control our appetites.
William D. Ruckelshaus   Category: Nature

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
John Burroughs   Category: Nature

Let us permit nature to have her way; she understands her Business better than we do.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Nature

Nature hides her secrets because of her essential loftiness but not by means of ruse.
Albert Einstein   Category: Nature

Nature is what we know Yet have not art to say So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Nature

Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.
Francis Bacon   Category: Nature

Nature is an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour if we only will tune in.
Dr. George Washington Carver   Category: Nature

Speak to the earth and it shall teach thee.
The Bible   Category: Nature

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination Nature is Imagination itself.
William Blake   Category: Nature

Nature never breaks her own laws.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Nature

Nature abhors a vacuum and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Nature

I am at two with nature.
Woody Allen   Category: Nature

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Nature

O to be self-balanced for contingencies To confront night storms hunger ridicule accidents rebuffs as the trees and the animals do.
Walt Whitman   Category: Nature

Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish and he does so by making a garden and building a wall.
Robert Frost   Category: Nature

For greed all nature is too little.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Nature

Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Nature

Come forth into the light of things Let Nature be your teacher.
William Wordsworth   Category: Nature

One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star.
Francis Thompson   Category: Nature

Art is Mans nature. Nature is Gods art.
James Bailey   Category: Nature

Man must go back to nature for information.
Thomas Paine   Category: Nature

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
R. Buckminster Fuller   Category: Nature

Of all the things that oppress me this sense of the evil working of nature herself my disgust at her barbarity clumsiness darkness bitter mockery of herself is the most desolating.
John Ruskin   Category: Nature

Whether we and our politicians know it or not Nature is party to all our deals and decisions and she has more votes a longer memory and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Wendell Berry   Category: Nature

It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do since when one comes down to it there is not one effect in nature no matter how small that even the most speculative minds can fully understand.
Galileo Galilei   Category: Nature

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Wallace Stevens   Category: Nature

Nature! We are enveloped and embraced by her incapable of emerging from her and incapable of entering her more deeply. Unbidden and unwarned she receives us into the circuits of her dance drifting onward with us herself until we grow tired and drop from her arms.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Nature

To waste to destroy our natural resources to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Nature

To destroy is still the strongest instinct in our nature.
Sir Max Beerbohm   Category: Nature

Good nature is worth more than knowledge more than money more than honor.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Nature

By natures kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a mans power to answer do not occur to him at all.
George Santayana   Category: Nature

Nature soon takes over if the gardener is absent.
Penepole Hobhouse   Category: Nature

Nature time and patience are the three great physicians.
H. G. Bohn   Category: Nature

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise eternal sunset eternal dawn and glowing on sea and continues and islands each in its turn as the round earth rolls.
John Muir   Category: Nature

I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing and thats habitat destruction.
Steve Irwin   Category: Nature

Accuse not Nature: she hath done her part; Do thou but thine.
John Milton   Category: Nature

All finite things reveal infinitude: The mountain with its singular bright shade Like the blue shine on freshly frozen snow The after–light upon ice–burdened pines; Odor of basswood upon a mountain slope A scene beloved of bees; Silence of water above a sunken tree: The pure serene of memory of one man A ripple widening from a single stone Winding around the waters of the world.
Theodore Roethke   Category: Nature

Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Nature

The groves were Gods first temples.
William Cullen Bryant   Category: Nature

Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.
Athenaeus   Category: Nature

Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye looking on finds its own.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Nature

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic intellectual cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
Edward O. Wilson   Category: Nature

The earth does not belong to man man belongs to the earth.
Chief Seattle   Category: Nature

Never no never did Nature say one thing and Wisdom say another.
Edmund Burke   Category: Nature